Call For Members

Interested in becoming a member of the History of Science, Technology, & Medicine (HSTM) Network of Ireland?

Our Network aims to raise the profile of the history of science, technology and medicine on the island of Ireland and to link Irish researchers to the international community of scholars.

Current activities include an annual conference; promoting awareness of archival sources for HSTM on the island; advocating HSTM as a subject at all levels of education; and supporting and developing public events with an HSTM element.

At the moment we are looking to update and build our Network Biographies page and appealing to practitioners of HSTM either in Ireland or with research connections to HSTM in Ireland to get involved and help build our community of researchers

Recent conference attendees will have received an email with a membership form attached. If anyone else is interested in joining us please contact HSTMNetworkIreland@gmail.com and a form will be emailed.

The Network is run on an informal basis and there are no membership fees.

We look forward to welcoming more new members in 2018/2019!

CHOMI Seminar Series

Reminder: The next paper in the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland seminar series will be at 5pm on Thursday 8 November 2018.

Dr Leanne McCormick (Ulster University) and Dr Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast) will deliver a paper entitled ‘Bad Bridget, the Unfit Mother: Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918’. The venue will be Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD. 

Further details are available below:

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Thank you

HSTM Network Ireland would like to say a big thank you to all the speakers, chairs and attendees at the recent conference in Belfast. We are particularly indebted to Max Meulendijks for organising this year’s event and to our excellent hosts at Queen’s University Belfast.

Thank you all for making HSTMNI2018 such a success and we look forward to seeing you again in 2019!

HSTM Network Ireland Conference 2018

Reminder: Annual History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland Conference. 26-27 October 2018 – Queen’s University Belfast, School of Natural and Built Environment.

Updated conference programme is available here: Conference programme update

Register for the conference here 
Register for the conference dinner here  (password HSTM2018)
Note: An AGM will be held at the upcoming conference and a new chair will be installed. If you would like to nominate someone, please send an email to hstmnetworkireland@gmail.com or Adrian.Kirwan@mu.ie

Reminder: RDS Library Speaker Series talk tomorrow

Emma Swain, QUB, will give a talk on Animals, Evolution and the Victorians on Wednesday 3 October at 6.30pm in the Merrion Room.

The question, “What makes us human?” has a perennial fascination. This talk will explore how the Victorians, concerned about the impact of evolution on religious beliefs, considered the boundary between humans and other animals.

Emma Swain is completing her PhD at Queen’s University Belfast on Victorian science, and the relationship between humans and animals, in religious periodicals.

The event is free to book here

 

RCPI Heritage Centre Lectures: 350 years of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland

Thursday 18th October 2018, 10am-5pm, free, further details and booking on line available here

 HC Lectures 2018 – Poster

Centenary of Midwives (Ireland) Act 1918 Conference

The forthcoming Centenary of Midwives (Ireland) Act 1918 Conference: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, will take place in the Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, on 1st October 2018.
Conference programme is available here: Conference programme_FINAL_url